Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA

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Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA
D. University 2006

VIKE-FREIBERGA, Vaira

Biography

Her Excellency Vaira Vike Freiberga is the President of Latvia and Special Envoy to the Secretary General of the United Nations on UN reform. Exiled from her homeland as a child, she spent the bulk of her life in Canada, earning three degrees and pursuing a distinguished cross-disciplinary academic career. First elected President in 1999 just a year after her return, she has played a critical role in ensuring Latvia’s inclusion into NATO and the European Union.
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